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What to do with this blog

I apologize for not posting anything this week.  I admit I haven’t been inspired or motivated to do so. I have been struggling with a sinus infection and have also been trying to figure out if this blog is worth my time. I do enjoy finding out what there is to do in the Dayton area every week. I enjoy getting out into the community and I’d love to help others do so too, but I just don’t know if this blog is the right venue for that. So I will take the weekend and ponder it. If you have a comment about this blog please let me know.

Weekday happenings – November 18-21

I had meant to post this yesterday, but as we were traveling back home I didn’t get the chance.  I apologize.  So, here is what is coming up for the rest of the week.

November 18th (Tuesday)

Tuesday Morning Story time at East Library.  10:00 am. Hear great stories, sing songs and make a craft.  Ages 2-5.

Tadpole Tales at Huber Heights Library.  10:00 am.  Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 2-3.

Preschool Story time at Brookville Library.  10:00 am.  Stories, songs and other fun learning activities.  Ages 3-5.

Mother Goose on the Loose at Miamisburg Library. 10:00 am and 11:00 am.  Rhymes, songs, puppets, instruments and more. Babies and Toddlers. Register in advance.

Story time at Ft. McKinley Library.  10:30 am.  Stories, songs and other fun activities. Preschoolers.

Preschool Story time at New Lebanon and Kettering Moraine Libraries.  10:30 am.  Stories, songs and other fun activities for preschoolers.

Wiggle Worms Story time at West Carrollton.  10:30 am.  Story time especially for babies and toddlers. For ages 3 and younger.

Story time for Young Children at Northtown-Shiloh Library.  10:30 am.  Fun with books, music and crafts.  Ages 3-8.

Preschool Story time at Miamisburg Library.  12:30 pm.  Stories, rhymes and songs.  Preschoolers.

Rubber Duck Club STory time at West Carrollton Library.  1:00 pm. Read stories, play games, dance sing songs and finish with a craft.  Ages 3-6.

Preschool Story time at Kettering Moraine Library. 1:30 pm.  Stories, song and other fun activities. Ages 3-5.

LOL Library Out Loud at Yellow Springs Library.  3:00 pm.  Come hang out after school, have a snack and draw with different media while listening to an audio book.  Ages 9-12.

Lego Club at Belmont Library.  3:30 pm.  Build with hundreds of legos and duplo blocks.  Ages 5-12.  Register in advance.

Holiday Cards for the Homebound at Belmont Library.  3:30 to 5:00 pm.  Creat holiday cards for our community’s homebound folks.  Grades K-4.

Giant Origami at East Library.  4:00 pm.  Teens.

Make a Dream Catcher at Trotwood Library.  4:00 pm.  Tweens.

LEGO Lab at Fairborn Library.  4:00 pm.  Experiment and build with LEGOS.  Grades K-8.

Ready Set Draw at Xenia Library.  4:00 pm.  Follow easy step-by-step directions and learn how to draw magical creatures including unicorns, elves and trolls.  Ages 8 and up.

Back in Time: Pilgrims and Natives Americans at Beavercreek Library.  4:45 to 6:00 pm.  Journey back to the time of the first Thanksgiving.  Play games and do crafts based on the life and customs of the Pilgrims and Native Americans.  Ages 9-12 (Registration required).

Mother Goose on the Loose at Wilmington-Stroop Library.  5:30 pm.

Preschool Storytime at Miamisburg Library.  6:30 to 7:15 pm.  Share stories, rhymes and songs that promote a love of reading.  Ages 3-5.

Family Story time at EC Doren Library. 6:30 pm.  Books, songs and activities.

Evening Story Time at Vandalia Library.  7:00 pm.  Ages 3-8.

Family Story time at Wilmington-Stroop Library.  7:00 pm.  Books, songs and activities.

November 19th (Wednesday)

Toddler Story time at Wilmington-Stroop Library.  9:30 am.  22 months to 3 years old.

Family Story time at Belmont Library.  9:30 am.  Enjoy quality family time with books, songs and activities.  Ages 2-5.

Mother Goose on the Loose at Miami Township Library.  9:45 am.  18-35 months.

My First Leaf Collection at Sugarcreek MetroPark.  10:00 am.  Lear colors, shapes and sizes of leaves.  Ages 3-5.  Free.

Story Time plus Play Time at Cedarville Library.  10:00 am to noon. Listen to stories and then play. Ages birth to 5.

Wednesday morning story time at Winters-Bellbrook Library.  10:00 am.  Fun with stories, music and craft.  Ages 2-4.

Preschool Story time at Miamisburg Library.  10:00 am.

Story time at Northmont Library.  10:00 am.  Ages 3-5.

Mother Goose on the Loose at Huber Heights and Kettering Libraries.  10:00 am and 11:00 am (just Kettering).  Ages birth to 24 months.

Toddler Tales at Brookville Library.  10:00 am.  Birth through 24 months.

Preschool Story time at Madden Hills.  10:30 am.  Stories, songs and other fun for preschoolers.

Preschool Story Time at Xenia Library.  10:30 am.  Stories, song and fun for 4 and 5 year olds.

Story and Playtime at Jamestown Library. 10:30 am. Listen to a story and enjoy the toy area. Preschool, toddlers and babies invited.

Baby and Me Story Time at Fairborn Library.  10:30 am.

Toddler Turkey Tales & Craft at Beavercreek Library.  10:30 am.  Hear Turkey tales and do a simple craft.  Ages 2-5.

Preschool Story Time at Fairborn Library. 10:30 am.  Stories, songs and fun for ages 4 and 5.

Baby Song and Rhyme Time at Yellow Springs.  10:30 am. Songs, simple stories and rhymes.

Toddler Story Time at Xenia and Wilmington-Stroop Libraries. 10:30 am.  Stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes and fun.  Ages 2-3.

Story time at Burkhardt Library.  10:30 am. Ages 0-6.

Preschool Story time at Miamisburg Library.  10:45 am. Ages 3-5.

Preschool Story time at Dayton View Library.  11:00 am.  Ages 2-5.

Wednesday Morning Story Time at Winters-Bellbrook Library.  11:00 am. Enjoy a fun morning of stories, music and crafts.  Kids 2-4.

Toddler Tales at Brookville Library.  11:15 am.  24-36 months.

Babies and Books at Northmont Library.  11:30 am.  Birth to 36 months. Register in advance.

Preschool Story time at Wilmington-Stroop Library.  1:00 pm.  Ages 3-5.

D.Y.I. Wednesday at Fairborn Library.  Get creative and come do a glass ornament.  Registration is required.  Grades 6-12.

Miracle on 34th Street at La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave, Springboro.  10:30 am and 5:30 pm showings.  This is the musical version of the movie Miracle on 34th street.  $56 for adults, $30 for infant – 11 years.  To buy tickets go here http://online.reserveashow.com/PerfCalendar.aspx?Show=1551

November 20th (Thursday)

Story time at Northmont Library.  10:00 am.  Ages 3-5.

Mother Goose on the Loose at Wilmington-Stroop and Miamisburg Libraries.  10:00 am.  Babies and toddlers.  10:30 am at Northtown-Shiloh Library.

Toddler Story time at Kettering Moraine Library.  10:00 am and 11:00 am.  Ages 18-36 months.

Preschool Story time at Wilmington-Stroop Library.  11:00 am.  Ages 3-5.

Babies & Books at Northmont Library.  11:30 am.  Ages birth to 36 months. Register in advance.

Preschool Story time at Fairborn Library.  12:30 pm.  Ages 3-6.

Leapfrogs Story time at Huber Heights.  1:00 pm.  Ages 4-5.

Baby & Toddler Playtime at Yellow Springs Library.  2:00 pm.  Have fun with board books, toys and tiny friends.  Babies and Toddlers.

 

Christmas Cards with Ms. Lori at Winters-Bellbrook Library.  4:00 pm.  Come make beautiful, hand-made Christmas cards.  Registration is required.  Teens.

 

Squishy Circuits at Xenia Library.  4:00 pm.  Find out what happens when you mix playdough with electricity.  Ages 10 and up.

 

Tiny Tom Turkeys at Cedarville Library.  4:00 pm.  Make a Tiny Tom Turkey with pinecones.  Kids of all ages invited.

 

 

Games and Glitter at Westwood Library.  4:00 pm.  Play a favorite game or create a glittery crafts.  Grades K-4.

 

Royal Tea Party at Trotwood Library.  4:00 pm.  Come to a fun Royal Tea Party and taste different kinds of tea, enjoy snacks and play games.  Grades K-4.

 

LEGO Builders Club at Winters-Bellbrook Library.  4:30 pm.  Come build with LEGOS.  Kids 6 to 11.

 

Preschool Story time at Trotwood Library.  6:00 pm.  Ages 4-6.

 

Family Story time at Kettering Moraine and Huber Heights Libraries.  6:30 pm.

 

Turkey Tales & Craft at Beavercreek Library.  6:30 pm.  Come for a few Thanksgiving tales and a special turkey-themed craft.  Registration is required.  Ages 5-9.

 

Preschool Story time at Brookville Library.  7:00 pm.  Ages 3-5.

 

Miracle on 34th Street at La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave, Springboro.  10:30 am and 5:30 pm showings.  This is the musical version of the movie Miracle on 34th street.  $56 for adults, $30 for infant – 11 years.  To buy tickets go here http://online.reserveashow.com/PerfCalendar.aspx?Show=1551

 

November 21st (Friday)

All Day Thanksgiving craft day at Winters-Bellbrook Library.  Come by and take home a fun Thanksgiving craft.  Ages 3 to 8.

 

66th National Cage Bird Show at Dayton Convention Center, 22 East Fifth Street.  10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  $3 with those 12 and under free.  Come out and see the largest exhibition of birds in North America.

 

Beach Mountain Grand Opening, 2590 Waterpark Drive, Mason.  10:00 am to 10:00 pm.  $17-$22.  Every day is a snow day.  Go snow tubing down a snowy 400 foot long run.

 

Planting Acorns at Taylorsville MetroPark.  10:00 to 11:30 am.  Have fun planting acorns.  Free.  Ages 3 to 5.

 

Baby Story Time at Xenia Library.  10:30 am.  Short stories, songs, rhymes, and lap bounces.  6 months to 24 months.

 

Story Time at Yellow Springs Library.  10:30 am.  Listen to stories and do a simple activity or craft.  Preschool age.

 

Toddler Story Time at Fairborn Library.  10:30 am.  Ages 24-36 months.

 

Wonderful Ones Story Time at Fairborn Library.  10:30 am.  Babies 12-24 months.

 

Kids Crafty Corner: Thanksgiving Edition at Fairborn Library.  3:00 to 5:30 pm.  Kids in grades K-5 can drop-in to make a fun Thanksgiving craft.

 

LEGO Party at Northmont Library.  4:30 to 5:30 pm.  Create with LEGOs.  Preschool to grade 6.  Register in advance.

 

Miracle on 34th Street at La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave, Springboro.  10:30 am and 5:30 pm showings.  This is the musical version of the movie Miracle on 34th street.  $56 for adults, $30 for infant – 11 years.  To buy tickets go here http://online.reserveashow.com/PerfCalendar.aspx?Show=1551

 

Faith Community Fall Bazaar, 100 Country Club Drive, Xenia.  6:00 to 9:00 pm.  This free event features several vendors, cookie walk, Santa, and other fun kids activities.

 

Furry Film Night, SICSA Pet Adoption Center, 2600 Wilmington Pike, Kettering.  $15.  Kids can come watch a movie and cuddle with puppies and kittens while raising funds for the animals at the adoption center.

 

Holiday Lights at Sharon Woods, Sharonville.  6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.  $13 per vehicle.  Come see the holiday lights including more than 120 moving and standing holiday themed figures.

 

Leap Frog Parents Frogs Night Out at Leap Frogs Party & Play Center in Miamisburg.  6:00 to 9:00 pm.  $23 per child includes dinner.  Ages 4-13.  Kids get to enjoy dinner, fun bouncing, climbing, sliding and playing.

 

Kids Night Out, Kicking it at Mile High Karate, 51 E. Spring Valley Rd, Centerville.  7:00 to 10:00 pm.  $20 per child.  Kids can learn how to do karate and also enjoy pizza and juice.

 

 

Weekend Wandering – November 15-16

This weekend you can go shopping for the upcoming holidays, learn about the International Space Station, or get out and enjoy nature with one of the Five Rivers MetroParks programs.  Make sure to bundle up. 🙂

Saturday and Sunday

St. Peter Christmas Bazaar at Saint Peter Catholic Church, 6161 Chamberburg Rd, Huber Heights.  9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Miracle on 34th Street at La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave, Springboro.  10:30 am and 5:30 pm showings.  This is the musical version of the movie Miracle on 34th street.  $56 for adults, $30 for infant – 11 years.  To buy tickets go here http://online.reserveashow.com/PerfCalendar.aspx?Show=1551

Kettering Children’s Theatre Presents Anne of Green Gables at Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Drive.  7:00 to 9:00 pm (Sat); 2:00 to 4;00 pm (Sun).  Step back in time and let Anne Shirley be your guide of Prince Edward Island.  $5 for children 12 and under; $7 for adults.

Just Saturday

BCN Holiday Bazaar, 1850 N. Fairfield Drive, Beavercreek.  9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Native Shrub Planting at Germantown MetroPark.  9:00 am to Noon.  Help plant 600 native shrubs to help create a more diverse edge planting.  For all ages. Great way to volunteer and help out in the community

Mapping Forests at Taylorsville MetroPark.  10:00 am to Noon.  Explore how to monitor the ecosystems and map part of the forest in Taylorsville.  Ages 6-13. Free.

Destination Space Station, National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, 1100 Spaatz Street.  10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Commemorate the anniversary of the greatest engineering feat in modern history: the International Space station.  Build your own space station from recycling materials.

America Recycles Day! At Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Drive.  11:00 am to 2:00 pm.  This free event features activities at both the Habitat Environmental Center and Rosewood Arts Centre where you can learn to create your own sustainable artwork from recycled materials.

Story time at Barnes and Noble, 2619 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd.  11:00 am.

Nature Sleeps at Germantown MetroPark.  1:00 to 2:30 pm.  Learn all about hibernation and which animals hibernate and which do not.  All ages. Free.

Lego Challenge at Wilmington-Stroop Library, 3980 Wilmington Pike.  1:00 pm.

VFW Holiday Bazaar and Food Drive at VFW, 1237 E. Main Street, Springfield.  1:00 to 6:00 pm.  This free event features shopping from small businesses, local vendors and home crafters.  There will be a bake sale, kids activities and a door prize raffle.  Also you can get free photos with Santa.

Just Sunday

Dayton Philharmonic Youth Strings Concert, Kettering Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3939 Stonebridge Rd, Kettering.  3:00 pm.  This is a free event.

Fiddler on the Roof, Jr at Spring Valley Academy, Centerville.  7:00 pm.  See an unforgettable musical about Teyve the milkman doing all he can to protect his daughters from a changing world.  $5 general admission, $10 reserved, $25 front row.  Tickets available at the door or call school office at 937-433-

Weekday Happenings – November 10 – 14

This week includes the very special Veterans Days on Tuesday.  I am thankful for all of those who served and who currently serve our country.

November 10th (Monday)

Veterans Exhibit at Washington-Centerville Library.  All day (beginning at 10 am).  Walk through the annual exhibit honoring veterans.  All visitors are encouraged to write thank-you cards to the troops that will be delivered this holiday season.  This is free and open to the public.

Storytime at Dayton Visual Arts Center.  10:30 am.  Sing songs, play games, and read books.

ABC & Me Story Time at Xenia Library. 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm. Preschoolers will learn about letters and their sounds through stories and a craft. Ages 3-6.

French Storytime at Vandalia Library.  12:30 to 1:30 pm.  Learn simple French words, numbers, colors, greetings and songs.  Sample French desserts too.  Ages 3-6.

Monday Funday: After School at West Carrollton Library.  3:00 to 4:00 pm.  Watch movies, play games and make crafts.  Grades K-4 and tweens.

Game night at Ft. McKinley Library.  4:00 to 6:00 pm.  Grades K-4 and tweens.

Craftmania at East Library.  4:00 to 5:00 pm.  Create a cool craft.  All materials provided.  Ages 6-12.  Registration required.

Club Book at Miamisburg Library.  4:00 pm.  Have some snacks and talk about great teen fiction.  Grades 5-8.

Minecraft Mania at Xenia Library.  4:00 to 5:00 pm.  Try your luck at the creeper toss, minecraft bingo and more.  Ages 6 and up.

Bookworks Book Club at Fairborn Library.  4:30 pm.  Join this bookclub to read and talk about exciting books.  Snacks and drinks are provided.  Grades K-2.

Popcorn & Movie at EC Doren Library.  6:00 pm.  Enjoy a movie with some snacks.  Ages 13-17.

¾ Book Club at Miamisburg Library.  6:30 pm.  A book club just for third and fourth graders.  Register in advance.

Kids Game Night at Northtown Shiloh Library.  6:30 pm.  Grades K-6.

PJ Family Story Time at Fairborn Library.  6:30 pm.  Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal.  Ages 3-6.

Turkey Tales at Winters-Bellbrook Library.  6:30 pm.  Have fun with the Thanksgiving turkey and enjoy stories, music and crafts.  Ages 3 to 7.

Ninjamgo Academy at Brookville Library.  7:00 to 8:00 pm.  Grades K-4, tweens.

November 11th (Tuesday) – Happy Veterans Day!!

Veterans Exhibit at Washington-Centerville Library.  All day (beginning at 10 am).  Walk through the annual exhibit honoring veterans.  All visitors are encouraged to write thank-you cards to the troops that will be delivered this holiday season.  This is free and open to the public.

Tuesday Morning Story time at East Library.  10:00 am. Hear great stories, sing songs and make a craft.  Ages 2-5.

Tadpole Tales at Huber Heights Library.  10:00 am.  Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 2-3.

Preschool Story time at Brookville Library.  10:00 am.  Stories, songs and other fun learning activities.  Ages 3-5.

Mother Goose on the Loose at Miamisburg Library. 10:00 am and 11:00 am.  Rhymes, songs, puppets, instruments and more. Babies and Toddlers. Register in advance.

Story time at Ft. McKinley Library.  10:30 am.  Stories, songs and other fun activities. Preschoolers.

Preschool Story time at New Lebanon and Kettering Moraine Libraries.  10:30 am.  Stories, songs and other fun activities for preschoolers.

Wiggle Worms Story time at West Carrollton.  10:30 am.  Story time especially for babies and toddlers. For ages 3 and younger.

Story time for Young Children at Northtown-Shiloh Library.  10:30 am.  Fun with books, music and crafts.  Ages 3-8.

Preschool Story time at Miamisburg Library.  12:30 pm.  Stories, rhymes and songs.  Preschoolers.

Rubber Duck Club Story time at West Carrollton Library.  1:00 pm. Read stories, play games, dance sing songs and finish with a craft.  Ages 3-6.

Preschool Story time at Kettering Moraine Library. 1:30 pm.  Stories, song and other fun activities. Ages 3-5.

Beavercreek Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park, 1911 N. Fairfield Road. 2 pm. Free and open to the public.  This program honors our Veterans.

Tweens Read – special collection at Yellow Springs Library.  3:00 pm.  Make a book charm and talk about the book of the month.  Tweens.

Lego Club at Belmont Library.  3:30 pm.  Build with hundreds of legos and duplo blocks.  Ages 5-12.  Register in advance.

Art Bots at Xenia Library.  4:00 pm.  Make a robot with markers for legs and create art.  Ages 10 and up.

Loom bracelets at Fairborn Library.  4:00 pm.  Create cool braceleets with a rainbow of rubber bands.  Grades 1-6.

Teen Wire Wrapped Necklace with Decoy Art Studio at Beavercreek Library.  4:30 pm.  Join Decoy Art Studio at the library and make a wire wrapped necklace.  Pre-registration is required.

Mother Goose on the Loose at Wilmington-Stroop Library.  5:30 pm.

Early Bookworm Readers at Xenia Library.  6:00 to 6:45 pm.  Children in grades K-2 can build their reading skills by joining us for a book discussion and activity.

Japanimania at Fairborn Library.  6:30 pm.  Watch anime and discuss.  Grades 6-12.

Preschool Storytime at Miamisburg Library.  6:30 to 7:15 pm.  Share stories, rhymes and songs that promote a love of reading.  Ages 3-5.

Family Story time at EC Doren Library. 6:30 pm.  Books, songs and activities.

Family Story time at Wilmington-Stroop Library.  7:00 pm.  Books, songs and activities.

November 12th (Wednesday)

Toddler Story time at Wilmington-Stroop Library.  9:30 am.  22 months to 3 years old.

Family Story time at Belmont Library.  9:30 am.  Enjoy quality family time with books, songs and activities.  Ages 2-5.

Mother Goose on the Loose at Miami Township Library.  9:45 am.  18-35 months.

My First Leaf Collection at Sugarcreek MetroPark.  10:00 am.  Lear colors, shapes and sizes of leaves.  Ages 3-5.  Free.

Story Time plus Play Time at Cedarville Library.  10:00 am to noon. Listen to stories and then play. Ages birth to 5.

Wednesday morning story time at Winters-Bellbrook Library.  10:00 am.  Fun with stories, music and craft.  Ages 2-4.

Preschool Story time at Miamisburg Library.  10:00 am.

Story time at Northmont Library.  10:00 am.  Ages 3-5.

Mother Goose on the Loose at Huber Heights and Kettering Libraries.  10:00 am and 11:00 am (just Kettering).  Ages birth to 24 months.

Toddler Tales at Brookville Library.  10:00 am.  Birth through 24 months.

Be a Reading Hero at Belmont Library.  10:30 to 11:15 am.  Captain Papanek from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office will come and share his experiences.  Ages 0-6.

Preschool Story time at Madden Hills.  10:30 am.  Stories, songs and other fun for preschoolers.

Preschool Story Time at Xenia Library.  10:30 am.  Stories, song and fun for 4 and 5 year olds.

Story and Playtime at Jamestown Library. 10:30 am. Listen to a story and enjoy the toy area. Preschool, toddlers and babies invited.

Baby and Me Story Time at Fairborn Library.  10:30 am.

Preschool Story Time at Fairborn Library. Stories, songs and fun for ages 4 and 5.

Baby Song and Rhyme Time at Yellow Springs.  10:30 am. Songs, simple stories and rhymes.

Toddler Story Time at Xenia and Wilmington-Stroop Libraries. 10:30 am.  Stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes and fun.  Ages 2-3.

Story time at Burkhardt Library.  10:30 am. Ages 0-6.

Preschool Story time at Miamisburg Library.  10:45 am. Ages 3-5.

Preschool Story time at Dayton View Library.  11:00 am.  Ages 2-5.

Wednesday Morning Story Time at Winters-Bellbrook Library.  Enjoy a fun morning of stories, music and crafts.  Kids 2-4.

Toddler Tales at Brookville Library.  11:15 am.  24-36 months.

Babies and Books at Northmont Library.  11:30 am.  Birth to 36 months. Register in advance.

Preschool Story time at Wilmington-Stroop Library.  1:00 pm.  Ages 3-5.

It’s Hard to Wait: An Elephant and Piggie Book Party at Miamisburg Library.  4:00 pm.  Come have a lot of fun.  Grades K-4 and preschoolers.

Miracle on 34th Street at La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave, Springboro.  10:30 am and 5:30 pm showings.  This is the musical version of the movie Miracle on 34th street.  $56 for adults, $30 for infant – 11 years.  To buy tickets go here http://online.reserveashow.com/PerfCalendar.aspx?Show=1551

November 13th (Thursday)

Story time at Northmont Library.  10:00 am.  Ages 3-5.

Mother Goose on the Loose at Wilmington-Stroop and Miamisburg Libraries.  10:00 am.  Babies and toddlers.  10:30 am at Northtown-Shiloh Library.

Toddler Story time at Kettering Moraine Library.  10:00 am and 11:00 am.  Ages 18-36 months.

Preschool Story time at Wilmington-Stroop Library.  11:00 am.  Ages 3-5.

Babies & Books at Northmont Library.  11:30 am.  Ages birth to 36 months. Register in advance.

Preschool Story time at Fairborn Library.  12:30 pm.  Ages 3-6.

Leapfrogs Story time at Huber Heights.  1:00 pm.  Ages 4-5.

Baby & Toddler Playtime at Yellow Springs Library.  2:00 pm.  Have fun with board books, toys and tiny friends.  Babies and Toddlers.

Games at the Library at the Jamestown Library.  3:00 pm.  Play all kinds of games with snacks provided.  Grades 3 and up.

Read to the Dogs at the Yellow Springs Library.  3:00 pm.  Read aloud to dogs.  Kids of all ages.

Games and Glitter at Westwood Library.  Play a favorite game or create a glittery crafts.  Grades K-4.

Preschool Story time at Trotwood Library.  6:00 pm.  Ages 4-6.

Family Story time at Kettering Moraine and Huber Heights Libraries.  6:30 pm.

Chill Out with Yoga at the Fairborn Library.  6:30 pm.  Enjoy yoga.  Grades 6-12. Registration is required.

Manga, Anime and Cosplay Club at Winters-Bellbrook Library.  6:30 pm.  Come discuss manga, anime and cosplay.  Teens.

Preschool Story time at Brookville Library.  7:00 pm.  Ages 3-5.

Miracle on 34th Street at La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave, Springboro.  10:30 am and 5:30 pm showings.  This is the musical version of the movie Miracle on 34th street.  $56 for adults, $30 for infant – 11 years.  To buy tickets go here http://online.reserveashow.com/PerfCalendar.aspx?Show=1551

November 14th (Friday)

Baby Story Time at Xenia Library.  10:30 am.  Short stories, songs, rhymes, and lap bounces.  6 months to 24 months.

Story Time at Yellow Springs Library.  10:30 am.  Listen to stories and do a simple activity or craft.  Preschool age.

Miracle on 34th Street at La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave, Springboro.  10:30 am and 5:30 pm showings.  This is the musical version of the movie Miracle on 34th street.  $56 for adults, $30 for infant – 11 years.  To buy tickets go here http://online.reserveashow.com/PerfCalendar.aspx?Show=1551

Leap Frog Parents Frogs Night Out at Leap Frogs Party & Play Center in Miamisburg.  6:00 to 9:00 pm.  $23 per child includes dinner.  Ages 4-13.  Kids get to enjoy dinner, fun bouncing, climbing, sliding and playing.

Kettering Children’s Theatre Presents Anne of Green Gables at Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Drive.  7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Step back in time and let Anne Shirley be your guide of Prince Edward Island.  $5 for children 12 and under; $7 for adults.

Weekend Wandering – November 8-9

This weekend looks like a decent fall weekend with lows in the 30s and highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s.  If you like to go outdoors, it should be pretty nice to hike around in.  If not, there are plenty of things to do this weekend that are indoors, especially if you want to start your holiday shopping.

Saturday and Sunday

Yuletide Winter’s Gathering in downtown Tipp City.  10:00 am to 8:00 pm (Sat), Noon to 6:00 pm (Sun).  For over 20 years this gathering has been a traditional shopkeeper’s open house.  Visit a variety of specialty shops with a ride range of unique products.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/YuletideWintersGathering

Rumpelstiltskin is my Name at Town Hall Theatre in Centerville.  3:00 pm.  The miller’s daughter makes a bargain she’ll soon regret to spin straw into gold.  Ages 4 and up. $15 adults, $13 students; $10 12 and under.

Kettering Children’s Theatre Presents Anne of Green Gables at Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Drive.  7:00 to 9:00 pm (Sat); 2:00 to 4;00 pm (Sun).  Step back in time and let Anne Shirley be your guide of Prince Edward Island.  $5 for children 12 and under; $7 for adults.

Just Saturday

Library Scavenger Hunt at EC Doren Library.  This all day event (just stop by) lets kids go on a scavenger hunt around the library.  You may even win a prize.

Take and Make at Miami Township Library.  Drop in anytime and you can pick up a craft to take home and make.

Museum Holiday Shop Around at Aullwood Audobon Center and Farm, 1000 Aullwood Rd.  9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  This free event features distinctive gifts and food as you wind your way through 15 area museum gift stores.  The Humane Society of Greater Dayton will also be there with some animal related gifts.

Kettering Holiday Arts & Crafts Show, Kettering Recreation Complex, 2900 Glengarry Drive.  9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  This free event features more than 75 exhibitors displaying festive holiday decorations and unique gifts.

Mother Goose on the Loose at Miamisburg Library.  10:00 am.  For ages 3 and younger.  This free fun literacy program uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more.  Register in advance.

Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic at your Local Lowes.  10:00 am.  This week features a science lab.  You must register in advance to attend. As of this writing, the Lowe’s in Xenia and Dayton-Trotwood still had available slots.  Go to http://lowesbuildandgrow.com/pages/default.aspx to register.

Creative Inventions Saturday Workshop for Kids at Grass Roots Enrichment and Wellness Center, 400 E. Fifth Street.  10:00 to 11:30 am.  Learn, design and make your own inventions.  This program runs for 4 weeks and can be attended separately ($12 per session) or all 4 ($40 for 4 weeks).  For more information visit http://www.grassrootsenrichment.com/

Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival at the Roberts Centre, 123 Gano Rd in Wilmington.  10:00 am to 10:00 pm.  This event features bluegrass, old-time and gospel music combined with family fun and education opportunities.  $35-$65 with children 16 and under Free with adult purchase.  For more information visit http://www.somusicfest.com/

Firefighter Family Story time at Miamisburg Library.  11:30 am.  Firefighter Steve will talk about fire safety and what brave firefighter do.  Ages 3-8.

Paws to Read at Trotwood Library.  1:00 pm.  This is your opportunity to read a story to a dog, but you must register in advance.

PAWS to Read at Wilmington-Stroop Library.  1:00 pm.  Here is another opportunity to read a story to a dog.  Grades K-4 and register in advance.

Lego Block Party at Burkhardt Library.  2:00 pm.  Bring the whole family for an epic building bash.  The library supplies the legos, you just need to bring your imagination.

Just Sunday

Veterans Exhibit at Washington-Centerville Public Library, 111 W. Spring Valley Rd.  1:00 to 5:00 pm.  This free event honors our country’s veterans and features books, artifacts, military uniforms and more.  All will be encouraged to write thank you cards to our military which will be delivered this holiday season.

As the weather starts to turn colder, don’t forget about visiting these favorites as well: Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, National Museum of the Air Force and you can always find something to do at a local park or Five Rivers MetroParks.

Weekday Happenings – November 3-7

November 3rd (Monday)

Storytime at Dayton Visual Arts Center.  10:30 am.  Sing songs, play games, and read books.

ABC & Me Story Time at Xenia Library. 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm. Preschoolers will learn about letters and their sounds through stories and a craft. Ages 3-6.

French Storytime at Vandalia Library.  12:30 to 1:30 pm.  Learn simple French words, numbers, colors, greetings and songs.  Sample French desserts too.  Ages 3-6.

After school Game Day at Yellow Springs Library.  3:15 to 4:15 pm.  Come and play board games.  Snacks provided.

Heart of Darkness Book Club at Fairborn Library.  3:30 to 5:00 pm.  Discuss this mont’s book “Unearthly” by Cynthia Hand and enjoy some snacks. Teens

Preschool Math Club at Wilmington-Stroop Library.  3:30 to 4:30 pm.  Expand your preschooler’s math skills using games, manipulatives and stories.  Ages 3-7. Pre-registration requested.

Slime Time at Xenia Library.  4:00 to 5:00 pm.  Play with sticky, slippery, slimy conconctions.  Ages 6 and up.

For the Dogs Book Club at Miamisburg Library.  6:30 to 7:30 pm.  Read to our furry friends from the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association.  Grades K-2. Pre-registration requested.

Family Lego Night at Brookville Library.  7:00 to 8:00 pm.  Ages 3-12 and families are invited to have fun with Lego and Duplo blocks.

November 4th (Tuesday)

My First Leaf Collection at Englewood MetroPark.  10:00 am.  Lear colors, shapes and sizes of leaves.  Ages 3-5.  Free.

Tuesday Morning Story time at East Library.  10:00 am. Hear great stories, sing songs and make a craft.  Ages 2-5.

Tadpole Tales at Huber Heights Library.  10:00 am.  Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 2-3.

Preschool Story time at Brookville Library.  10:00 am.  Stories, songs and other fun learning activities.  Ages 3-5.

Mother Goose on the Loose at Miamisburg Library. 10:00 am and 11:00 am.  Rhymes, songs, puppets, instruments and more. Babies and Toddlers. Register in advance.

Story time at Ft. McKinley Library.  10:30 am.  Stories, songs and other fun activities. Preschoolers.

Preschool Story time at New Lebanon and Kettering Moraine Libraries.  10:30 am.  Stories, songs and other fun activities for preschoolers.

Wiggle Worms Story time at West Carrollton.  10:30 am.  Story time especially for babies and toddlers. For ages 3 and younger.

Story time for Young Children at Northtown-Shiloh Library.  10:30 am.  Fun with books, music and crafts.  Ages 3-8.

Preschool Story time at Miamisburg Library.  12:30 pm.  Stories, rhymes and songs.  Preschoolers.

Rubber Duck Club Story time at West Carrollton Library.  1:00 pm. Read stories, play games, dance sing songs and finish with a craft.  Ages 3-6.

Preschool Story time at Kettering Moraine Library. 1:30 pm.  Stories, song and other fun activities. Ages 3-5.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Release Party at Kettering Moraine Library.  3:30 to 5:00 pm.  Celebrate the new book with a movie and popcorn.  Grades K-4, tweens.

Party Like a Wimpy Kid! At Belmont Library.  3:30 to 5:00 pm.  Celebrate the newest book with games, trivia, pries and a craft.  Ages 7-12.  Pre-registration requested.

Party Like a Wimpy Kid at Burkhardt Library.  4:00 to 5:30.  Celebrate the new book with games, trivia, crafts and prizes.  Grades 1-6. Pre-registration requested.

Party Like a Wimpy Kid at Huber Heights Library.  4:00 to 5:00 pm.  Celebrate the release of the new book.

Personal Safety Online at Trotwood Library.  4:00 pm.  Learn from a Police Officer on how to safely use the internet and avoid scary situations.  Tweens

Lego My Library at Fairborn Library.  4:00 pm.  Come build and play with legos.  Grades K-2.

Mother Goose on the Loose at Wilmington-Stroop Library.  5:30 pm.

Early Bookworm Readers at Xenia Library.  6:00 to 6:45 pm.  Children in grades K-2 can build their reading skills by joining us for a book discussion and activity.

Star Wars Party at Northmonth Library.  6:30 to 7:30 pm.  Come for all sorts of Star Wars activities.  Ages 6-12.  Please register in advance.

Preschool Storytime at Miamisburg Library.  6:30 to 7:15 pm.  Share stories, rhymes and songs that promote a love of reading.  Ages 3-5.

Family Story time at EC Doren Library. 6:30 pm.  Books, songs and activities.

National Candy Day at Vandalia Library.  7:00 pm.  Play a huge game of Candy Land, hear stories and have some candy of course.

Family Story time at Wilmington-Stroop Library.  7:00 pm.  Books, songs and activities.

November 5th (Wednesday)

Toddler Story time at Wilmington-Stroop Library.  9:30 am.  22 months to 3 years old.

Family Story time at Belmont Library.  9:30 am.  Enjoy quality family time with books, songs and activities.  Ages 2-5.

Mother Goose on the Loose at Miami Township Library.  9:45 am.  18-35 months.

Story Time plus Play Time at Cedarville Library.  10:00 am to noon. Listen to stories and then play. Ages birth to 5.

Wednesday morning story time at Winters-Bellbrook Library.  10:00 am.  Fun with stories, music and craft.  Ages 2-4.

Preschool Story time at Miamisburg Library.  10:00 am.

Story time at Northmont Library.  10:00 am.  Ages 3-5.

Mother Goose on the Loose at Huber Heights and Kettering Libraries.  10:00 am and 11:00 am (just Kettering).  Ages birth to 24 months.

Toddler Tales at Brookville Library.  10:00 am.  Birth through 24 months.

Be a Reading Hero at Belmont Library.  10:30 to 11:15 am.  Captain Papanek from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office will come and share his experiences.  Ages 0-6.

Preschool Story time at Madden Hills.  10:30 am.  Stories, songs and other fun for preschoolers.

Preschool Story Time at Xenia Library.  10:30 am.  Stories, song and fun for 4 and 5 year olds.

Story and Playtime at Jamestown Library. 10:30 am. Listen to a story and enjoy the toy area. Preschool, toddlers and babies invited.

Baby and Me Story Time at Fairborn Library.  10:30 am.

Preschool Story Time at Fairborn Library. Stories, songs and fun for ages 4 and 5.

Baby Song and Rhyme Time at Yellow Springs.  10:30 am. Songs, simple stories and rhymes.

Toddler Story Time at Xenia and Wilmington-Stroop Libraries. 10:30 am.  Stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes and fun.  Ages 2-3.

Story time at Burkhardt Library.  10:30 am. Ages 0-6.

Preschool Story time at Miamisburg Library.  10:45 am. Ages 3-5.

Preschool Story time at Dayton View Library.  11:00 am.  Ages 2-5.

Wednesday Morning Story Time at Winters-Bellbrook Library.  Enjoy a fun morning of stories, music and crafts.  Kids 2-4.

Toddler Tales at Brookville Library.  11:15 am.  24-36 months.

Babies and Books at Northmont Library.  11:30 am.  Birth to 36 months. Register in advance.

Preschool Story time at Wilmington-Stroop Library.  1:00 pm.  Ages 3-5.

Miracle on 34th Street at La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave, Springboro.  10:30 am and 5:30 pm showings.  This is the musical version of the movie Miracle on 34th street.  $56 for adults, $30 for infant – 11 years.  To buy tickets go here http://online.reserveashow.com/PerfCalendar.aspx?Show=1551

November 6th (Thursday)

Prairie Play at Sugarcreek MetroPark.  Get out and play around a prairie. A baby backpack or carrier is required.  Free.  Ages 0 to 2 years.

Story time at Northmont Library.  10:00 am.  Ages 3-5.

Mother Goose on the Loose at Wilmington-Stroop and Miamisburg Libraries.  10:00 am.  Babies and toddlers.  10:30 am at Northtown-Shiloh Library.

Toddler Story time at Kettering Moraine Library.  10:00 am and 11:00 am.  Ages 18-36 months.

Preschool Story time at Wilmington-Stroop Library.  11:00 am.  Ages 3-5.

Babies & Books at Northmont Library.  11:30 am.  Ages birth to 36 months. Register in advance.

Leapfrogs Story time at Huber Heights.  1:00 pm.  Ages 4-5.

Baby & Toddler Playtime at Yellow Springs Library.  2:00 pm.  Have fun with board books, toys and tiny friends.  Babies and Toddlers.

Win it in an Origami Minute at Cedarville Library.  4:00 to 5:00 pm.  Play a wild variety of crazy games along with an origami art lesson.  All ages.

Games and Glitter at Westwood Library.  Play a favorite game or create a glittery crafts.  Grades K-4.

Taste Testers at Trotwood Library.  4:00 pm.  Make some tasty treats and eat them too.  Grades K-4.

Preschool Story time at Trotwood Library.  6:00 pm.  Ages 4-6.

Family Story time at Kettering Moraine and Huber Heights Libraries.  6:30 pm.

Win it in an Origami Minute at Jamestown Library.  6:30 pm.  Play a wild variety of crazy games along with an origami art lesson.  All ages.

Preschool Story time at Brookville Library.  7:00 pm.  Ages 3-5.

Miracle on 34th Street at La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave, Springboro.  10:30 am and 5:30 pm showings.  This is the musical version of the movie Miracle on 34th street.  $56 for adults, $30 for infant – 11 years.  To buy tickets go here http://online.reserveashow.com/PerfCalendar.aspx?Show=1551

November 7th (Friday)

Baby Story Time at Xenia Library.  10:30 am.  Short stories, songs, rhymes, and lap bounces.  6 months to 24 months.

Story Time at Yellow Springs Library.  10:30 am.  Listen to stories and do a simple activity or craft.  Preschool age.

Hobbit Party at Winters-Bellbrook Library.  6:15 to 7:45 pm.  Meet at the library for music, food and fun to celebrate the final Hobbit movie.  Kids 10 to 18.

Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington.  10:00 am to 10:00 pm.  This event features nationally known acoustic music groups.  $35- $65.  Children 16 and under free with adult purchase.  For more information visit http://www.somusicfest.com/

Miracle on 34th Street at La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave, Springboro.  10:30 am and 5:30 pm showings.  This is the musical version of the movie Miracle on 34th street.  $56 for adults, $30 for infant – 11 years.  To buy tickets go here http://online.reserveashow.com/PerfCalendar.aspx?Show=1551

Wimpy Kid Book Release Party at West Carrollton Library.  3:00 pm.  Play games, answer trivia, eat snacks and more.  Grades K-4, tweens.

Furry Film Night at SICSA Pet Adoption Center in Kettering.  6:00 to 9:00 pm.  This event lets kids cuddle with puppies or kittens and enjoy a great G-rated movie, make friend and eat pizza.  Grades 1-6 and is a great opportunity for parents to enjoy a night out.  $15.  For more information visit http://www.sicsa.org/youth

Leap Frog Parents Frogs Night Out at Leap Frogs Party & Play Center in Miamisburg.  6:00 to 9:00 pm.  $23 per child includes dinner.  Ages 4-13.  Kids get to enjoy dinner, fun bouncing, climbing, sliding and playing.

Kettering Children’s Theatre Presents Anne of Green Gables at Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Drive.  7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Step back in time and let Anne Shirley be your guide of Prince Edward Island.  $5 for children 12 and under; $7 for adults.

Rumpelstiltskin is my Name at Town Hall Theatre in Centerville.  7:00 pm.  The miller’s daughter makes a bargain she’ll soon regret to spin straw into gold.  Ages 4 and up. $15 adults, $13 students; $10 12 and under.

Weekend Wandering – November 1-2

Welcome to November.  There are not a lot of new things this weekend, but if you didn’t get the chance to check out a fall pumpkin farm, most of them are still open.  You can find a list of those at http://daytonwandering.com/ongoing-fall-activities/. Also don’t forget to fall back an hour on Sunday.

Saturday and Sunday

Annual Dayton Train Show at Hara Arena.  11:00 am to 5:00 pm.  This event features dealer tables, operating layouts, hourly door prizes, how-to clinics on train care and model building, and train rides for kids.  $6 per person with children under 12 are free.

Just Saturday

Kids Workshop at the Home Depot.  9:00 am to Noon.  This free hands on workshop is great for kids ages 5-12.  This Saturday your child can build a pallet coaster.  For more information visit http://workshops.homedepot.com/workshops/kids-workshops

Celebrate Claude Monet’s birthday at Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Drive in Dayton.  10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  This free event offers fun, free art activities for kids and family and is open to the public.  For more information visit http://www.ketteringoh.org/play/rosewood-arts-centre/

Imaginocean at Victoria Theatre, 138 North Main Street.  Shows at 1:00 and 4:00 pm.  This is a one of a kind live black-light puppet show and is a magical undersea adventure for kids of all ages.  Geared towards ages 4-7.  All tickets are $15 per person.  Go to https://www.ticketcenterstage.com/show.asp for tickets.

As the weather starts to turn colder, don’t forget about visiting these favorites as well: Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, National Museum of the Air Force and you can always find something to do at a local park or Five Rivers MetroParks.

Lowes Build and Grow – Registration is open for November 8 – Science project

If you and your family are interested in Lowe’s Build and Grow clinic on November 8th, go and register at http://lowesbuildandgrow.com/pages/default.aspx You must register to attend.  On the 8th you child can make a science project.  The clinic begins at 10:00 am.

Weekday Happenings – October 27-31

I can’t believe it is already the last week of October.  Many of the events this week are Halloween related, but there are also fall and other types of activities as well.  Don’t forget to check http://daytonwandering.com/ongoing-fall-activities/ too.

October 27th (Monday)

Trick or Treat Library Style at Vandalia Library.  12:30 pm.  Wear your costume and join in on stories, songs, and other fun learning activities.  Ages 3-6.

Legos in the Library at Yellow Springs Library.  3:00 to 4:00 pm.  Come and play with Lego and Duplo blocks.  Free.  Kids of all ages.

Monday Funday at West Carrollton Library.  3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Watch movies, play games, make crafts and more.  Grades K-4.

Book Nuts Book Club at Fairborn Library.  4:00 to 5:00 pm.  Come join this fun book club when you will talk about one book each month.  Grades 3-5.

Ghastly, Grizzly, Spooky, Scary! At Westwood Library.  4:00 to 5:00 pm.  Come listen to horror stories, do crafts and have some Halloween treats.  Grades K-4.

Tween Book Club at Burkhardt Library.  4:00 to 5:00 pm.  Read and discuss a different novel every months.  Register in advance.  Ages 8-12.

Halloween Party at East Library.  4:00 to 5:00 pm.  Join the library for a story, crafts and games.  Wear your costume if you like.  Ages 4-12.  Register in advance.

National Popcorn Month Movie Night at Trotwood.  5:00 to 5:45 pm.  Try different types of corn and learn about popcorn.  Teens.

Teen Halloween craft at Northtown-Shiloh Library.  6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Black glitter and zombies and glue guns.  Teens.

Spoooktacular Celebration: Inspire Center for Learning’s Fall Open House at 1481 N. Fairfield Road in Beavercreek.  6:00 to 7:00 pm.  Come for food, activities, prizes and fun.  Children are welcome to wear their costumes.

Haunted Halloween at Brookville Library.  6:30 to 8:00 pm.  Dress up and come for games, stories, songs and more.  Ages 3-8.

Spooky Storytime at Kettering Moraine Library.  6:30 to 7:30 pm.  Put on your costume and come for a spooky good time.  Ages 5-12.

Magic Dave’s Magic Class at Fairborn Library.  6:30 to 7:30 pm.  World renowned and hilarious.  Magician Dave teaches tricks that are easy to learn.  Free.  Open to kids of all ages.

October 28th (Tuesday)

Tuesday Morning Story time at East Library.  10:00 am. Hear great stories, sing songs and make a craft.  Ages 2-5.

Tadpole Tales at Huber Heights Library.  10:00 am.  Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 2-3.

Preschool Story time at Brookville Library.  10:00 am.  Stories, songs and other fun learning activities.  Ages 3-5.

Mother Goose on the Loose at Miamisburg Library. 10:00 am and 11:00 am.  Rhymes, songs, puppets, instruments and more. Babies and Toddlers. Register in advance.

Story time at Ft. McKinley Library.  10:30 am.  Stories, songs and other fun activities. Preschoolers.

Preschool Story time at New Lebanon and Kettering Moraine Libraries.  10:30 am.  Stories, songs and other fun activities for preschoolers.

Wiggle Worms Story time at West Carrollton.  10:30 am.  Story time especially for babies and toddlers. For ages 3 and younger.

Story time for Young Children at Northtown-Shiloh Library.  10:30 am.  Fun with books, music and crafts.  Ages 3-8.

Preschool Story time at Miamisburg Library.  12:30 pm.  Stories, rhymes and songs.  Preschoolers.

Rubber Duck Club Story time at West Carrollton Library.  1:00 pm. Read stories, play games, dance sing songs and finish with a craft.  Ages 3-6.

Preschool Story time at Beavercreek Library.  1:00 to 1:50 pm.  Ages 3-6.  Registration required.

Preschool Story time at Kettering Moraine Library. 1:30 pm.  Stories, song and other fun activities. Ages 3-5.

Lego Club at Belmont Library.  3:30 to 4:30 pm.  Legos and Duplo blocks are available for tons of building.  Ages 5-12. Register in advance.

Pumpkin carving at Trotwood Library.  4:00 to 5:00 pm.  Pumpkins will be provided.  Bring tools if you have them.  Register in Advance. Tweens.

Wikki Stix Challenge at Xenia Library.  4:00 to 4:45 pm.  Take the challenge and she what you can create with Wikki Stix.  Ages 5 and up.

Dare to Dream Book Club at Winters-Bellbrook Library.  4:30 pm.  This club is for kids in grades 3 to 5 who enjoy ready and talking about books.

Shrinky Dink Teen Pendants and Decoy Art Studio at Beavercreek Library.  4:30 to 5:30 pm.  Come and create your own Shrinky Dink pendant.  Pre-registration is required.  Teens.

Mother Goose on the Loose at Wilmington-Stroop Library.  5:30 pm.

HallowScream Party at Fairborn Library.  6:30 to 7:30 pm.  Put on a costume and come enjoy food, games, and a costume competition.  Registration required and so is a costume.  Grades 6-12.

Howloween Hoopla @ Nutter Center.  6:30 to 8:00 pm.  This free event features safe trick-or-treating, costume contests, games and prizes, a chance to meet Raider student athletes and shoot hoops on the Nutter Center floor.

Evening Story time at Vandalia Library.  7:00 to 8:00 pm.  Join the library for stories, crafts, music and a literature based movie.  Ages 3-8.

Family Story time at Wilmington-Stroop Library.  7:00 pm.  Books, songs and activities.

October 29th (Wednesday)

Family Story time at Belmont Library.  9:30 am.  Enjoy quality family time with books, songs and activities.  Ages 2-5.

Mother Goose on the Loose at Miami Township Library.  9:45 am.  18-35 months.

Spider Study at Possum Creek MetroPark.  10:00 to 11:00 am.  Hear spider stories and then go on a spider hunt led by a naturalist.  Free.  Ages 2 to 6.

Story Time plus Play Time at Cedarville Library.  10:00 am to noon. Listen to stories and then play. Ages birth to 5.

Wednesday morning story time at Winters-Bellbrook Library.  10:00 am.  Fun with stories, music and craft.  Ages 2-4.

Preschool Story time at Miamisburg Library.  10:00 am.

Story time at Northmont Library.  10:00 am.  Ages 3-5.

Mother Goose on the Loose at Huber Heights and Kettering Libraries.  10:00 am and 11:00 am (just Kettering).  Ages birth to 24 months.

Toddler Tales at Brookville Library.  10:00 am.  Birth through 24 months.

Preschool Story time at Madden Hills.  10:30 am.  Stories, songs and other fun for preschoolers.

Preschool Story Time at Xenia Library.  10:30 am.  Stories, song and fun for 4 and 5 year olds.

Story and Playtime at Jamestown Library. 10:30 am. Listen to a story and enjoy the toy area. Preschool, toddlers and babies invited.

Baby and Me “Boo to You” Story time at Fairborn Library.  10:30 to 11:30 am.  Babies can come in costume and will enjoy short stories, songs and other fun activities.  Babies 3 to 12 months and their parent(s).

Preschool Story Time at Fairborn Library. Stories, songs and fun for ages 4 and 5.

Baby Song and Rhyme Time at Yellow Springs.  10:30 am. Songs, simple stories and rhymes.

Toddler Story Time at Beavercreek Library.  10:30 am.  Stories, songs and rhymes. Ages 2-3. Note: there is currently a wait list for this activity.

Toddler Trick or Treat at Wilmington-Stroop Libraries. 10:30 am.  Little ones in costume can enjoy some spooky stories, puppet shows and a parade around the library.  Age 6 and younger.

Story time at Burkhardt Library.  10:30 am. Ages 0-6.

Preschool Story time at Miamisburg Library.  10:45 am. Ages 3-5.

Preschool Story time at Dayton View Library.  11:00 am.  Ages 2-5.

Wednesday Morning Story Time at Winters-Bellbrook Library.  11:00 am.  Fun morning of stories, music and crafts for kids 2 to 4 years old.

Toddler Tales at Vandalia Library.  11:00 to 11:30 am.  Little ones will enjoy music, rhymes, stories and fingerplays.  18 months to 2 years.

Toddler Tales at Brookville Library.  11:15 am.  24-36 months.

Babies and Books at Northmont Library.  11:30 am.  Birth to 36 months. Register in advance.

Toddler Trick or Treat at Wilmington-Stroop Library.  1:00 pm.  Little ones in costume can enjoy some spooky stories, puppet shows and a parade around the library.  Age 6 and younger.

Teen versus Food at Madden Hills library.  3:00 to 5:00 pm.  Sign up to taste a devilish array of food.  Last teen standing will be crowned with the Iron stomach award.  Teens.

Halloween Chocolate at New Lebanon Library.  3:00 to 4:00 pm.  Make chocolate designs for Halloween.  Ages 10-14.  Registration is required.

Franken-Toys! At Fairborn Library.  3:30 to 5:00 pm.  Tear up toys and then reassemble into wacky and scary Franken-Toys.  Grades 4-12.

Scary Science at Yellow Springs Library.  3:30 to 4:30 pm.  Make and take home a creepy growing creature.  Kids and teens.

Teen Halloween Party at Huber Heights Library.  3:30 to 5:00 pm.  Costume are not required, but are requested.  Teens.

Creepy Cupcakes at Winters-Bellbrook Library.  4:00 pm.  Come make creepy and fun decorated cupcakes.  Supplies are provided.  Location is at the Bellbrook Presbyterian Church and registration is required.  Kids 7 to 14.

Try It: Planting Garlic at Possum Creek MetroPark.  5:30 to 6:30 pm.  Bring the family, get your hands dirty and learn how to plant and when to harvest garlic.  Free for all ages.

Hallo-fun-a-weenie at Beavercreek Nazarene at 1850 N. Fairfield Road in Beavercreek.  6:30 to 8:30 pm.  This free event features a trunk-or-treat, hayride, games, and much more.

October 30th (Thursday)

Creepy Creatures at Germantown MetroPark.  10:00 to 11:00 am.  Come out and learn about spiders, snakes, bats and other creepy creatures.  Free.  Ages 3 to 5.

Story time at Vandalia Library.  10:00 am.  Ages 3-6.

Mother Goose on the Loose at Wilmington-Stroop and Miamisburg Libraries.  10:00 am.  Babies and toddlers.  10:30 am at Northtown-Shiloh Library.

Toddler Story time at Kettering Moraine Library.  10:00 am and 11:00 am.  Ages 18-36 months.

Story time at Northmont Library.  10:00 to 10:30 am.  Ages 3-5.

Preschool Story time at Wilmington-Stroop Library.  11:00 am.  Ages 3-5.

Babies & Books at Northmont Library.  11:30 am.  Ages birth to 36 months. Register in advance.

Preschool Story Time at Fairborn Library.  12:30 pm.  Preschooler will enjoy stories, finger-plays, singing, dancing and other activities.  For ages 3-6.

Leapfrogs Story time at Huber Heights.  1:00 pm.  Ages 4-5.

Baby & Toddler Playtime at Yellow Springs Library.  2:00 pm.  Have fun with board books, toys and tiny friends.  Babies and Toddlers.

Teen Halloween Party at Kettering-Moraine Library. 3:30 to 5:00 pm.  Celebrate Halloween with spook-tacular treats and a Halloween themed movie.  Teens.

Super Science at Madden Hills Library.  3:30 to 4:30 pm.  Explore science with fun experiments.  Ages 5-12.

Games and Glitter at Westwood Library.  4:00 to 5:00 pm.  Play a favorite game or create a glittery craft.  Grades K-4.

Halloween Carnival at New Lebanon Library.  4:00 to 5:00 pm.  Play games, win prizes and enjoy refreshments.  Wear a costume.  Ages 7 and younger.

Family Halloween Party at Trotwood Library.  4:00 to 5:00 pm.  Come to the library for Halloween themed games, treats and fun.  Were your costume and you get an extra treat.  Grades K-4.

Costume Parade at Jamestown Library.  5:00 to 6:00 pm.  Costume parade and activities.  All ages.

Middletown Trick-Or-Treat.  5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Hang Out and Make Art at Ft. McKinley Library.  5:30 to 7:30 pm.  Bring your creativity to the library and work on a craft.  Supplies and snacks are provided. Teens and Tweens.

Preschool Story time at Trotwood Library.  6:00 to 6:30 pm.  Stories, songs and other fun learning activities.  Ages 4-6.

Town & Country Halloween Spooktacular at 300 East Stroop Road in Kettering.  6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Come enjoy a safe and warm trick-or-treat.  This is a free event and will also feature games, balloons, face painting and fun.

Bellbrook, Sugarcreek Township, Urbana, Wilmington, Vandalia, Tipp City, Troy, Bethel Township, Germantown and Piqua Trick-or-Treat.  6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Brookville Trick-or-Treat.  6:00 to 7:30 pm.

Family Story time at Kettering-Moraine Library.  6:30 to 7:30 pm.  Books, songs and activities.  Preschool and Grades K-4.

Halloween Crafts & Stories at Beaverceek Library.  6:30 to 7:30 pm.  Come hear Halloween tales and do two crafts.  Ages 7-12.

Preschool Story time at Brookville Library.  7:00 pm.  Ages 3-5.

Legos at the Library at West Carrollton Library.  7:00 to 7:30 pm.  Monthly lego challenge.  Preschool, grades K-4 and tweens.

Pumpkin Glow on Stoddard Avenue in Dayton.  8:00 pm.  Walk through the Greek Orthodox Hill to see over 850 intricately carved pumpkins.  Free.

October 31st (Friday) – Happy Halloween

Baby Storytime at Beavercreek Library.  10:30 to 11:00 am.  Songs, books, rhymes and play time.  6 to 24 months.  Currently has a waitlist.

Boo to You! Toddler Story Time at Fairborn Library.  10:30 to 11:30 am.  Kids can come in costume and join in on some not-too-scary stories and a craft.  Toddlers.

Story Time! At Yellow Springs Library.  10:30 to 11:00 am.  Stories and a craft.  Preschool age.

Wonderful Ones “Boo to You!” Story Time at Fairborn Library.  Kids can wear their costumes and join in on the fun.  12 to 24 months old.

The Wright Stuff: First in Flight at Victoria Theatre, 138 North Main Street in Dayton.  9:30 am and 11:30 am shows.  $5 per ticket.  Learn about the Wright brothers and how they changed the world forever.  Ages 2 to 8.

Halloween Extravaganza at the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek.  10:00 am to Noon.  This free event features a magic show, goody bags for the first 200 kids, a photo area and 2 surprise guests.

Baby Story Time at Xenia Library.  10:30 am.  Short stories, songs, rhymes, and lap bounces.  6 months to 24 months.

Mother Goose on the Loose at Beavercreek Library.  10:30 am.  Songs, books and rhymes.  Ages 8 months to 6.  Registration is required.  Note: This currently has a waitlist.

Story Time at Yellow Springs Library.  10:30 am.  Listen to stories and do a simple activity or craft.  Preschool age.

Wonderful Ones Story Time at Fairborn Library.  10:30 am.  Enjoy short stories, songs, rhymes, dancing and other fun activities.  12-24 months old invited.

Indoor Trunk-or-Treat at Centerville United Methodist Church, 63 E. Franklin Street.  5:00 to 7:00 pm.  Enjoy a free meal of hotdogs, chili and drinks then cruise through the indoor parking lot and get tons of candy.

Lebanon Trick-or-Treat.  5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Beavercreek, Beavercreek Township, Centerville, Clearcreek Township, City of Dayton, Englewood, Fairborn, Huber Heights, Kettering, Miamisburg, Moraine, Oakwood, Riverside, Springboro, Miami Township, Trotwood, Washington Township, Waynesville, West Carrollton, Xenia Township, Xenia, Yellow Springs, and Butler Township Trick-or-Treat.  6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Dayton Harvest Festival and Trunk-or-Treat at 444 North Bend Blvd in Dayton.  6:00 to 8:00 pm.  This free event features music, face painting, prizes and a trunk-or-treat.

Vineyard Family Festival at The Vineyard, 4051 Indian Ripple Road in Beavercreek.  6:30 to 9:30 pm.  This free event features crafts, Harvest food truck, photo booth, bounces and more.

Pumpkin Glow on Stoddard Avenue in Dayton.  8:00 pm.  Walk through the Greek Orthodox Hill to see over 850 intricately carved pumpkins.  Free.

Weekend Wandering – October 25-26

We are forecast to have a beautiful weekend with highs in the high 60s and a very small chance of rain on Saturday.  This will be a great weekend to get outside and enjoy the weather and all of the fall/Halloween related events going on all over the Dayton area.  Just in case you want to venture a little further to visit the zoo, I also included the two zoo events.  Go out and explore and let me know what you did.

Saturday and Sunday 

Boo at the Zoo at the Columbus Zoo.  10:00 am to 9:00 pm (Sat); 8:00 pm (Sun).  Tons to do at the zoo that are Halloween related. $14.99 (10 and up), $9.99 (2-9) and you can save $1 on each ticket if you order online.  For more information visit https://columbuszoo.org/home

HallZOOween at the Cincinnati Zoo.  Noon to 5:00 pm.  This event features trick-or-treat stations, special animal encounters, an illusion show, Hogwarts Express Train Ride and Scare-ousel.  $15 (ages 13 and up); $11 (ages 2-12).  For more information visit http://cincinnatizoo.org/events/hallzooween/

Disney on Ice – Princesses and Heros at the Nutter Center.  Shows are at 1:00 and 5:00 pm both days.  Tickets are $15 to $56 with ages 2 and over needing a ticket for entry.  To buy tickets go to http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/180344/2017353/

Just Saturday

Troy Hometown Halloween at 405 SW Public Square in Troy.  9:30 am to Noon.  This event features a children’s Halloween parade, costume judging and downtown merchant trick-or-treat.  The parade starts at 9:45 with costume judging immediately after.  Trick-or-treat is from 10:30 to noon.  For more information visit http://www.troymainstreet.org/

Adult Spider Walk at Sugarcreek MetroPark.  10:00 to 11:30 am.  Learn more about spiders on a leisurely walk through the park.  Free.  All ages invited.  Meet at Sugarcreek MetroPark Trailhead Parking lot at 4178 Conference Road in Bellbrook.

Fairborn Halloween Festival at 12 N. Central Ave in Fairborn.  1:00 to 10:00 pm.  This event features rides, trick or treat (6-7pm), a haunted museum and live entertainment.

Family Friendly Show with Mike Hemmelgarn at the Dayton Funny Bone Comedy Club.  1:00 to 2:30 pm.  $5 per ticket.  This show features Mike Hemmelgarn who is a talented ventriloquist, magician, comedian and juggler.  There will be a special kid friendly menu.

Super Saturday Family Day at Dayton Art Institute.  1:00 to 3:00 pm.  $5 for members, $10 non-members; $2 each additional child.  Bring in your Halloween costume to embellish using all the supplies available to you or creat a personalized candy sack provided by the museum.  All materials provided.

Howl in the Park at 965 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd (Washington Township Rec Center – West).  1:00 to 3:00 pm.  $4 per person with children under 3 free.  This event offers games, pumpkin painting, carriage rides and storytelling.  Kids can get their faces painted, ride in a train pulled by a tractor, play on inflatables and explore fire and public works trucks.

Forest Frenzy at Huffman MetroPark.  1:00 to 2:00 pm.  Go out and discover what is in a forest.  Free.  Ages 6 to 9.  Meet at the Redtail shelter in Huffman MetroPark at 4439 Lower Valley Pk, Dayton.

Forest Full of Trees at Huffman MetroPark.  1:00 to 2:00 pm.  Explore what is in a forest.  Free.  Ages 10 to 13.  Meet at the Redtail shelter in Huffman MetroPark at 4439 Lower Valley Pk, Dayton.

Cutting Edge Pumpkin Carving at Rosewood Arts Centre.  2:00 to 5:00 pm.  Register in advance, for ages 12 and older.  This workshop is an introduction to unconventional pumpkin carving.  Pumpkins and carving tools will be provided.  Cost varies.

Zion Lutheran Church Trunk or Treat at 10 N. Breiel Blvd in Middletown.  4:00 to 6:00 pm.  This free event features a trunk or treat, popcorn, cotton candy, games and crafts.

Enchanted Forest at Aullwood Audubon Farm.  5:30 pm.  This non-scary event has fun for the entire family.  Roast marshmallows and hot dogs or make smores over the fire as you take in the sounds of the evening.  Kids can get their face painted and the whole family can hike the lit trail with friendly trail guides.  Members ($5/$3); Non-members ($6/$4).  2 and under are free.

Annual Fall Festival at Abiding Christ Lutheran Church at 326 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road in Fairborn.  6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome for an evening of fun including indoor trick or treating (safe nut free candy and snacks), hot dogs, and chili will be provided.

Enon and New Carlisle Trick or Treat.  6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Just Sunday

Arcanum Trick-or-Treat Day.  2:00 to 4:00 pm.

Fairborn Grand Heights Trunk or Treat at Grand Heights Baptist Church on 1611 Armstrong Rd in Fairborn.  5:30 to 7:00 pm.  This free event features free snack foods, drinks, hayrides, games, and bouncy houses.

For events that are happening this weekend and others as well check out the new page of my blog titled Ongoing Fall Activities. http://daytonwandering.com/ongoing-fall-activities/